[arch-general] 4k sector drives
thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Apr 21 09:40:59 CEST 2010
Am 21.04.2010 09:34, schrieb Jan de Groot:
> On Tue, 2010-04-20 at 20:52 -0400, Caleb Cushing wrote:
>> has anyone installed arch on one of these drives? thinking about
>> buying a pair and running them mirrored... but not sure if everything
>> will be working optimal. note: since I'll have to migrate off an
>> existing drive I can use the tools installed on that to partition it
>> first. Is there anything I should know first?
> You will have to align partitions on a 4K boundary, performance will be
> miserable without that. I think parted is the best tool to do
> partitioning in this case, as parted supports aligning.
I think the very very latest util-linux-ng will have fdisk/cfdisk
that'll handle it just fine.
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